Eichler slams ‘coordinated‘ anti-haredi campaign

30.12.2011                      04.Tewet. 5772


Eichler slams ‘coordinated' anti-haredi campaign

United Torah Judaism chairman speaks out against campaign by media, secular groups to portray entire ultra-Orthodox community as intemperate extremists.

MK Yisrael Eichler, the chairman of the United Torah Judaism faction in the Knesset, spoke out strongly on Thursday against the “coordinated campaign of the media and secular lobbying groups” designed, in his words, to portray the entire ultra-Orthodox community as intemperate extremists.
“One crazy guy spits at a girl and it becomes headline news for a week,” he told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday, in reference to a Channel 2 program broadcast last week that highlighted the abuse carried out by ultra-Orthodox extremists against national-religious girls on their way to their school, which is located on the border of a haredi neighborhood in Beit Shemesh….